Sackboy: A Big Adventure Review

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Posted: 7 months ago, last updated 12 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

Sackboy: A Big Adventure is running and jumping game. It's a spinoff of the LittleBigPlanet series and follows Sackboy and three friends as they explore, collect and battle their way through a fantasy world.

Unlike the LittleBigPlanet games, this is a fully explorable three dimensional world. As you progress you follow a story of the dastardly Vex kidnapping Sackboy’s friends. You set off on a whirlwind caper through snowy mountains, dense jungles, dank underwater realms and even dark space colonies.

It's a fun game to play with the family not only because of the four player mode but because of the Pixar-like story it tells. On PlayStation 5 it's fast loading and supports the new DualSense controllers haptic feedback.

DetailsGame Details

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB EVERYONE

Release Date: 12/11/2020

Platforms: PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5

Genres: Action, Adventure, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: @MediaMolecule

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 12 hours and 16 hours to complete.
 
Players: You can play with 4 players in the same room and up to 4 players online. Online multiplayer and support of saves from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 to be added in the future. You need 4 DualSense controllers to play with four players on PlayStation 5.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 7+ because it features non-realistic violence in a child-friendly setting or context, violence that lacks any apparent harm or injury to fantasy or mythical beings and creatures, and pictures or sounds likely to be scary to young children. Violence is always directed at fantasy characters. Violence is cartoon-like in nature, as are reactions to it. For example, enemies disappear in puffs of smoke when defeated and the player’s character falls down and floats up like a ghost when defeated. The colourful visual style makes any violence less disturbing.

The game also features some boss-fights, most of which pit the player against huge monster-like creatures. These boss-monsters can be somewhat frightening, most notably the game’s antagonist, Vex, a giant jester-like doll with huge glowing eyes. The design could scare young children.

ESRB EVERYONE for Mild Cartoon Violence and Mild Lyrics. Players traverse platform environments, collect various items (e.g., bubbles), and battle whimsical enemies (e.g., fabric bulls). Players can defeat enemies by jumping on their heads, smacking them, or pulling their tails; enemies sometimes get stunned with “dizzy stars,” or disappear in a cloud of confetti and smoke. One song contains the word “damn.”


Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). PlayStation 5 has a range of system-wide accessibility settings... read more about system accessibility settings.


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